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May 1, 2012

Water-saving strategies for the CPI

Water savings at CPI facilities depend on effective water management, smart application of technology and corporate support

Y.A. Liu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Reducing freshwater consumption and wastewater discharge at large petroleum-refining and chemical-production facilities can lower costs and allow for expanded production without additional water resources. The key approaches to saving significant amounts of water are: improved water management; implementing process changes that maximize water reuse and minimize wastewater generation; and a corporate-wide focus on regeneration, recycling, reuse and replacement....

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